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Old 05-12-2012, 11:31 AM
 
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Looking for reviews on the Cutler Bay Area. Im looking around Whispering Pines area so just asking if anyone lives in that area or near? Alot of crime?
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Old 05-12-2012, 04:08 PM
 
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Whispering Pines is one of the better areas of Cutler Bay, but Cutler Bay isn't that great to begin with. It used to be called Cutler Ridge but the name was changed because of the bad reputation associated with the name. I would consider Palmetto Bay, the crime is lower, the schools are better, it is more centrally located, there is much less riff raff and the overall appearance is better.
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Old 05-12-2012, 10:38 PM
 
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Look for larger lots, trees and green grass. Those areas are always lower in crime and better for quality of life. Open Google earth and see for yourself. High crime areas have less landscaping and more fences, along with dead lawns in the dry season.
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Old 05-13-2012, 10:38 AM
 
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^^^ thats actually really true. More fences or even window bars usually tend to mean you need the added protection. Do any of you guys live in Cutler Bay area?
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Old 05-14-2012, 09:33 AM
 
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Do any of you guys live in Cutler Bay area?
I lived there for 15 years, pre-Andrew and post-Andrew. Whispering Pines is one of, if not the best, areas in Cutler Bay so if you are dead set on moving to that town, that's a great place to be. If you need public schools, the elementary school is fantastic. The middle school and high school are not, though the middle school that area is zoned for is set to become a small high school. I would not keep my child in public school in Cutler Bay after elementary school regardless.

Someone upthread mentioned Palmetto Bay. You'll pay a little bit more to be north of 184th street but I think it would be well worth it if you have kids in school as you'll have good schools through high school.

If schools don't matter, then you can save some money by living in Whispering Pines.
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Old 05-18-2012, 03:53 PM
 
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^^^ Thanks for the info on schools. I dont have kids now but do plan on starting a family so schools would be consideration as well. I know Palmetto Bay area as well so ill be looking further.
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Old 05-19-2012, 07:14 PM
 
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I lived there for 15 years, pre-Andrew and post-Andrew. Whispering Pines is one of, if not the best, areas in Cutler Bay so if you are dead set on moving to that town, that's a great place to be. If you need public schools, the elementary school is fantastic. The middle school and high school are not, though the middle school that area is zoned for is set to become a small high school. I would not keep my child in public school in Cutler Bay after elementary school regardless.

Someone upthread mentioned Palmetto Bay. You'll pay a little bit more to be north of 184th street but I think it would be well worth it if you have kids in school as you'll have good schools through high school.

If schools don't matter, then you can save some money by living in Whispering Pines.
Agreed
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Old 05-21-2012, 08:07 PM
 
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do you own any cats?
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Old 05-22-2012, 09:50 PM
 
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how about the Isles at Bayshore community? its east of the turnpike after 216th. Its all new housing and just right below Palmetto bay. looks like a nice area to me. Ive been looking at a place there
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Old 05-23-2012, 09:16 AM
 
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how about the Isles at Bayshore community? its east of the turnpike after 216th. Its all new housing and just right below Palmetto bay. looks like a nice area to me. Ive been looking at a place there
Puts you further south, so if your commute requires you to head north, you are adding to your drive time. Plus, the elementary school zoned for Isles at Bayshore is worse than that in Whispering Pines. Finally, Isles is a newer community built during the construction boom. As a result, many homeowners are underwater, resulting in more foreclosures and short sales than in Whispering Pines, which has been a stable area for many years.

If schools don't matter and the commute isn't a big deal and your goal is to get a house at a great price, Isles is a good place to look. Otherwise, I'd stick with Whispering Pines if remaining in Cutler Bay.
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